The Value of an Internal Auditor

I get a lot of calls… With a profile on Linked In, a worldwide network, and lots of well meaning friends, I get calls from headhunters almost every day asking me if I am interested in Chief Audit Executive type positions at both private and public firms all over the US. This is very flattering […]

Meet the Auditors – Ernst & Young

The Global Leadership Team for E&Y is a short but sweet list – with two women on it! You’ve come a long way, baby… Big Four Competition: Ernst & Young Maintains Advantage Ames Research Group released their latest Big Four Quarterly Competitive Summary (posted on their site November 21, 2006), covering competitive auditor change activity […]

Home Depot Resignations – An Options Connection?

I’ve written before about the latest trend in the options backdating investigations where prosecutors are also targeting General Counsels and other ancillary figures such as HR executives and their compensation consultants (and sometimes the “independent” Directors themselves.) I’ve also written about the self-serving, connected cultures at Home Depot, Computer Associates, the NYSE, and GE that […]

Big Four Competition: Ernst & Young Maintains Advantage

Big Four Competition: Ernst & Young Maintains AdvantageAmes Research Group released their latest Big Four Quarterly Competitive Summary (posted on their site November 21, 2006), covering competitive auditor change activity between the fourth quarter of 2005 and third quarter of 2006. Per their analysis, Ernst & Young continues to perform well in winning new work […]

The Club to Resolve Auditor Quarrels (CAQ)

Well, here we go again. It’s a good thing too, since they’re not all on the same page with everything and may need to discuss other alternatives soon. (Maybe the Department of Justice should move its listening devices from the black tie events on Long Island and put some in the new HQ of the […]

Meet the Auditors – Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Deloitte Global Leadership Team – Haven’t we seen these same guys somewhere else before? With the big dollars of the Parmalat settlement souring any fond memories of Milan for Deloitte, let’s try to remember…Settling means never having to say you’re sorry, for anything, especially if you didn’t do anything wrong, or it’s really someone else’s […]

New Links

Re: The Auditors has been linked to by two new sites, (new to me but well known internationally, especially in the UK!) Richard Murphy runs the blog at the Tax Justice Network. He is a chartered accountant who has been senior partner of a firm, a director of more than 10 SMEs, worked as a […]

Auditing Standard 5 – Comments

I received a comment on my Auditing Standard 5 post today from the esteemed author of the blog, My Daily Fatwa. Mr. M.D. Fatwa asked in a comment, “Do you think the new provisions will lower audit costs (with the little firms just getting a smaller share of a shrinking pot), or will the Big […]

Langone – Supercarrier of the Exec Pay Virus

I love this! How did I miss that Langone was also on GE’s Comp Committee? Just goes to show that that networks are old and deep. I think the New York Attorney General’s office could stay busy developing leads just by attending all the Long Island black tie benefits. Thanks for subscribing to the re: […]

Auditing Standard 5 – Repealing the AA/Enron Rule

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (the “Board” or “PCAOB”) voted unanimously on December 19, 2006 to propose for public comment a new standard, An Audit of Internal Control Over Financial Reporting That Is Integrated with An Audit of Financial Statements that would supersede its Auditing Standard No. 2 (AS No. 2). “Today’s proposal is […]

Meet Sam Di Piazza

The PwC Global Leadership Team Can you guess which thing is not like the others… Nevermind, they’re all the same! Samuel A. DiPiazza, Jr. – Global Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Samuel A. DiPiazza, Jr. has served as CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited since 2002. Prior to that he led the PricewaterhouseCoopers US Firm as Chairman […]

Carnival of the Capitalists Blog Roundup

Re: The Auditors has been selected for the Carnival of the Capitalists blog roundup. David Maister, the preeminent writer on professional services, has selected my submission, Too Few to Fail, as one of his favorites. Thanks for subscribing to the re: The Auditors feed. Please tell a colleague about the blog. Drop me a line […]